• WordNet 3.6
    • n Vinca periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vinca A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Apocynaceæ, tribe Plumerieæ, and subtribe Euplumerieæ. It is characterized by solitary axillary flowers, a stigma densely and plumosely tufted with hairs, a disk consisting of two scales, biseriate ovules, and a fruit of terete follicles. There are about 12 species, of two sections: Lachnera, containing 3 tropical species with numerous ovules and normal lanceolate anthers; and Pervinca, species chiefly of the Mediterranean region, with usually six to eight ovules in each carpel, and with peculiar short anther-cells borne on the margin of a broad connective. They are erect or procumbent herbs or undershrubs, with opposite leaves, and usually attractive flowers of moderate size. The species are known as periwinkle (see periwinkle, and cuts under peduncle and opposite). V. major is locally known in England as band-plant and cut-finger, and V. rosea in Jamaica as old-maid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vinca ving′ka a genus of woody herbaceous plants of the dogbane family, the periwinkles.
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In literature:

Papers on Pumilio and on Fertilisation of Vinca.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Many choice greenhouse evergreens bearing fine circular flowers and shining foliage are also included under the name of Vinca.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
We will use dracena, vincas, pandanus, begonia and Wandering Jew.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Vinca minor (Lesser Periwinkle) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
Tibi soli peccavi, et malum coram te feci: ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum judicaris.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Vinca major (Common Periwinkle).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
In the immediate vicinity of the house, vinca minor (periwinkle) is used as ground cover.
"Green Spring Farm" by Ross Netherton
To the order belongs the periwinkle (Vinca).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The Vinca Minor can be mixed with this.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend

In news:

Can't find the bridal gown , but can replace the vinca.
This photo is from a concrete pot containing vinca flowers.
167 Vincas Shadow Court in Driftwood is made to look like a Victorian farmhouse, even though it was built in 2008.
Last spring I had lots of luck starting seed of coleus, impatiens, zinnias, marigolds, and vinca with just one fluorescent light.
Ron-Tel Vincae Royster , 22, of Governer Cherry Circle, Efland, was charged Tuesday, September 11, 2012, by the Mebane Police Department with trafficking in cocaine.
Growth and height of vinca in response to increasing soluble salts.
These vincas are beautiful in a bed by themselves, used in front of shrubs and used as pot plants for your sunny porch or patio.
Energy-Efficient Annuals: Vinca And Wax Begonia.
Water droplets on blooming Vinca .
Water droplets on blooming Vinca Click to enlarge.
Energy-Efficient Annuals: Vinca And Wax Begonia .
Grass is essentially a ground cover, so try another ground cover such as vinca for less sunny spots, or a prairie grass like fescue for sunny areas.
Bugleweed, carpet heathers, cottoneaster, ground ivy, periwinkle (vinca vine).
A dramatic dark-shingled manor house set among colorful gardens of begonias, zinnias, and vinca, 125-foot-tall spruces, and one of the largest walnut.
Goldsmith's Cora vinca responds to the variety's traditional susceptibility in the landscape.

In science:

Marinkov, who was moving from the Vinca Institute to the University of Novi Sad, initiated there the development of low-background gamma-ray spectroscopy with the aim to study rare nuclear processes in general.
The Neutrino - Its Past, Present and Future